Wednesday in the Word…Bible Study: Hearing the Spirit

Wednesday in the Word. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see disclosure page for more info.

Wednesday in the Word. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see disclosure page for more info. HTML Map

This is only an excerpt. Please see the full article at Prov. 31.
Well, can you believe it? We are already halfway through week 3 of Living So That by Wendy Blight. I am really loving all the wisdom that I am gaining through Wendy’s teachings. What an amazing habit we are forming of being in God’s Word daily!

Have you ever said, or heard someone say, “My gut was telling me. . . ” or “I had a gut feeling that. . .?” I know I personally used to say that often. As I have grown closer to God, though, I have realized my gut CANNOT talk to me, for me it is actually the Holy Spirit leading, directing, and nudging me in a certain direction. I’ve learned to take notice of it!

I recall a time recently I received one of those nudges. I woke up in a grumpy mood (ever done that?). I was angry and was looking for someone to take it out on. I found that someone not too far away, my sweet innocent husband.

As I began to bury my head in selfishness and self-pity, my husband unaware I was even upset, decided to clean out his work van, which sent me in to a downward spiral. The Spirit started whispering, “Go show him love. Go serve him by helping.” My flesh was screaming, “No way, not going to do it!”

I called on a friend who I can trust to speak truth in to me, pray for me and encourage me. She challenged me to take action. I was still reluctant, but knew I needed to start with prayer. I scrawled out a very raw, ugly prayer in my journal that I knew was real and that I wouldn’t want to share with anyone but God (He already knew anyway, right? ) Yes, I prayed.
– See more at: Prov. 31.

Written by

I'm just me, working on becoming the best me that God created me to be. I am a homeschooling SAHM mom of three amazing children. I'm married to my middle school sweetie and my best friend. I love volunteering with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, being in my kitchen, gardening, and well, learning new ways to live frugally.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.